Fluid Inclusion Labs - Reservoir Characterization | Schlumberger

Fluid Inclusion Technologies

Analyzing trapped fluids in rock material to determine origin and geological history

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Fluid inclusion technologies are used to analyze trapped fluids in rock material, with a focus on determining the origin and geological history of rocks and fluids.

Projects range from single-sample or single-well studies to regional multiwell evaluations. For conventional reservoirs, typical questions are related to active source rock, migration, paleo-accumulations, seal effectiveness, near misses and proximity to charge, and timing of charge. For unconventional reservoirs, fluid inclusions can help identify the most productive vertical and horizontal penetrations, providing useful information for staged fracturing as well as emerging resource plays and regional boundaries for prospectivity mapping.

Fluid inclusion technologies capabilities are integrated to provide rapid, automated analysis of the entire well wellbore from well cuttings or core samples of any age by integrating XRF for elemental profiling, high-resolution imaging in both visible and UV fluorescence, and analysis of the oil and gas species trapped in the rock material.

Drive digital models with the automated analysis of trapped fluids in rock material.

Laboratory services

Determine the origin and geological history of rocks and fluids to better address petroleum system and reservoir characterization challenges—helping you manage exploration and appraisal risk.

  • Fluid inclusion stratigraphy analysis
  • Fluid inclusion petrography
  • Fluid inclusion microthermometry
  • Organic petrography
  • PDQ-XRF automated X-ray fluorescence elemental analysis
  • RockEye automated high-resolution photography
  • PetroFecta automated trapped fluid and elemental composition analysis
Schlumberger worker looking at two monitors as part of the fluid inclusion technology laboratory services.
The DQ1000 analyzer uses direct quadrupole mass spectrometry to ionize, isolate, and detect conventional C1–C5 hydrocarbons, monitor C6–C10 hydrocarbons, and distinguish the three major classes of volatile organic species (alkanes, cycloalkanes, and aromatics). The analyzer produces all of these outputs without the need for chromatographic preseparation.
Without the need for chromatographic preseparation, the DQ1000 analyzer uses direct quadrupole mass spectrometry to ionize, isolate, detect, and monitor hydrocarbons and distinguish classes of volatile organic species.

Bringing fluid inclusion analysis to the wellsite

Laboratory-grade analysis of trapped pore fluids and real-time chemical profiling of mud gas can be conducted at your wellsite.

The portable and fully automatic DQ1000 wellsite mass spectrometer gas analyzer provides real-time semiquantitative formation fluid analysis and evaluation. The DQ1000 analyzer can

  • measure C1–C5 and C6–C10 hydrocarbons
  • identify the three major classes of volatile organic species (alkanes, cycloalkanes, and aromatics)
  • monitor chemical species with variable solubility in water, such as benzene, toluene, n-hexane, and cyclohexane.

The versatility of the DQ1000 analyzer enables enhanced geochemical fingerprinting for fluid type and compartmentalization studies and helps ensure the health of the BHA and reduce drilling costs.

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